Julian Ward - artist information
"I have always been fascinated with the geometry and decisive moments in photographs. When all the elements in a picture appear in perfect balance, yet include the quirkiness of life.
"Photography is a unique art form because it begins with the finished image. The power of the eye is to make sense of the mess.
"My hunting grounds are city streets in a style I call human landscapes - freezing people in perfectly balanced moments. Or, by contrast, old willow trees in dark brooding river valleys where the ragged shapes pierce the landscape. Everywhere I go I see pictures, and they come to me like little gifts from the gods. "
Julian Ward was born in Manchester, England in 1948. He immigrated to New Zealand as a child. After leaving school he trained as a watercolour draughtsman. For the last 35 years he has worked as a video producer and photographer.
'Human Landscapes' and 'Banks of the Arrow', Photospace Gallery, Wellington
Solo: Wellington Streets, Pingyao Arts Festival, China
Solo: Gala Days in NZ, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth
Solo: Collection of Work, Photospace, Wellington
Solo: The Sleeping Cow (India), The Photographer’s Gallery Hawkes Bay
Group: Renegades, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth
Group: Collection of Work, Fritz Reuter Gallery, Inglewood
Solo: The Sleeping Cow (India), Photospace, Wellington
Group: PhotoForum Members, Bath Gallery, Auckland
Solo: The 70s Connection, Photospace Gallery, Wellington
Solo: Wellingtonia, Wellington Museum City and Sea
Group: ANZ Art Collection, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
Solo: Living Treasures, Wellington Museum City and Sea
Solo: Early New Plymouth work, Virtual Tart Gallery
Group: The Caravan, Pataka Museum, Porirua
Group: The Caravan, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui
Solo: Singular Images, Photospace Gallery, Wellington
Group: Trees, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Book: Wellington Streets, Published by Espial
Book: Wellingtonia, published by Espial and PhotoForum
Book: Just A Word, published by Espial
Book: Face Value, Self-published
Julian Ward has been exhibiting at Photospace Gallery since 2002.
To view more of his work, visit www.julianward.co.nz